[mythtv-users] Viewing mythlink.pl symlinks over smb

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Nov 27 06:52:33 UTC 2011

On 11/27/2011 12:34 AM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 11/27/2011 00:31, Matt Emmott wrote:
>> I use mythlink.pl to dump symlinks of my recordings to 
>> /var/lib/mythtv/recordings/show_names. Recordings is shared out over 
>> SMB. I used to be able to mount recordings/show_names on my Boxee Box 
>> and stream recordings from there. However, I recently added a couple 
>> new drives and set each one up as a member of my recording group. 
>> Now, these symlinks no longer work over SMB.
> Standard behavior of Samba is to dereference symlinks on the server 
> side, making them transparent to the clients.  In the case that the 
> client claims to support symlinks, Samba will provide the actual link, 
> allowing the client to do its own dereferencing.  You can disable this 
> by turning the 'unix extensions' option off.

and turning:

follow symlinks = Yes
wide links = Yes

(where wide links defaults to No/off, and is necessary if the link 
points to a file outside the directory tree exported by the server).


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